Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
Erika is a contributing photographer and writer with National Geographic Travel magazine, and her work is represented by the National Geographic Creative Image Collection. Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Erika fell in love with the outdoors and the cedar forests of the North during summer camping trips with her family. Her guiding experience began on the whitewaters of Colorado and in the mountains of Big Sky, Montana, and she blames her Wisconsin heritage for her resilience to freezing temperatures.
After receiving her photography and film degree from Montana State University, Erika began blending her love of guiding with her photography education and has led numerous photography workshops with Canon through U.S. National Parks including Yosemite, Yellowstone, The Grand Canyon, and Acadia National Park. Erika returns to Morocco and Cuba every year to lead photo expeditions, and she spends the rest of her year programming and guiding photography trips for high schoolers and has led their programs in Iceland, Tanzania, Italy, Yellowstone, Peru, and Ecuador including Galápagos.
Currently based between Vermont and Bogotá, Colombia, Erika is fluent in Spanish and works alongside her Colombian partner on environmental/wildlife photography and filmmaking projects for Bogotá based natural science foundations and non-profits aimed to protect endangered and endemic species within Colombia.
Erika is currently working on a personal project documenting the Scandinavian culture of Wisconsin and writing a travel book on photographing Morocco.